|Occupation||Editor in chief (Daily Planet)|
|Played By||Blu Mankuma|
Franklin was a temporary worker and he is heading a global search for the new Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet. After an event he fired both Lois Lane and Clark Kent because as he said he doesn't like when his reporters are becoming the story.
However, after Perry White convinced him to re-hire them, he did.
Lois is furious with Cat's article, presenting Superman as a threat and even stating that the Monitor's ship was actually his, and gets even more angry because of the fact that Franklin Stern didn't publish her own story about the murdered man in Gotham City.
- Season Nine: Charade
- Season Eleven: Olympus (Mentioned only)
- Smallville Miniseries: Alien (Mentioned only)
In the Comics
Stern is a long-time friend of the editor, Perry White, although they often disagree about politics. When falling profits force him to sell the newspaper, this allows Luthor to purchase it again, with dire consequences for the Planet and its staff.
Shortly thereafter, the Planet is purchased by billionaire Bruce Wayne.
At one point Stern dated the sister of Daily Planet reporter Ron Troupe, however the outcome of this relationship is not known.